Free goodies for the baby

After finding out I am expecting I started researching what free (or almost free) goodies I can get for my little babe. This is what I have been able to get so far:

Target Registry

If you sign up for Target Registry (signing up and putting a few things on your list is all you need to do. No need to purchase anything), you can pick up from Target’s ‘Guest Services’ at their store a ‘welcome kit’ worth approximately $20-$25. I did not have a chance to pick it up after 2 or so months but to my big surprise it was actually mailed to me. On Target’s website it is advertised as worth closer to $50 but it was definitely less than that.

I received absolutely free:

  • a newborn feeding bottle
  • a pacifier
  • 2 sample packages of baby wipes (10 wipes in each). Not pictured as I used them already
  • 2 samples of newborn size Huggies diapers
  • 1 sample of bio oil (apparently great for stretch marks so perfect timing!)
  • bunch of other samples (including laundry pods, baby detergent, etc)
  • 2 coupons (each $3 off) for Huggies diapers (already used those, combining with CVS discounts, getting a great deal!)

Walmart baby box

This one is not absolutely free as it costs $5 per shipment. When you sign up for the box, they charge $5 for each and I believe it is a subscription for a year and a half and they come every 3 months so 6 boxes total (you can cancel anytime). I was not sure if it’s worth it but I read good reviews and decided to try. You can always cancel after you see what’s inside the first box if you don’t like it. Here is what I received in the first box:

  • a newborn feeding bottle
  • a pacifier
  • 1 sample package of baby wipes (10 wipes). Not pictured as I used it already
  • 2 samples of newborn size Seventh Generation diapers
  • 1 small Aveno lotion sample (I keep it in my purse and use as a hand cream)
  • 1 sample of bio oil
  • $5 off coupon of any Honest Company product (used already)
  • $3 off coupon for Huggies diapers (used already)
  • $3 off coupon for any Cetaphil product for a baby (used already)
  • $3 coupon for diaper rush cream (used already)
  • samples of pre-natal vitamins (used already as well)

I found it worthwhile and have not canceled. The coupons themselves were worth way more than what I paid. Whatever products I purchased using them, I was able to get super cheaply (after CVS save 30% off email, save 30% off baby care email, and, of course the coupons).

Everyday Family

When you sign up with Everyday Family they will send you formula samples. I also signed up with Enfamil and Similac. Honestly I am not sure which company sent the below BUT I received 3 sample cans of Similac (7.2 oz) and 3 formula checks valued at $10 each. I used them all in combination with 30% off email and some ECBs at CVS.  I got 3 cans (12 oz each) for $6 total! While I hope to be able to breast feed for the first 6-8 weeks (this is all the time off I am getting before going back to work), I know that we will need to supplement with formula.

On top of receiving formula samples and formula checks, the Enfamil website claims that the value of all the products received is up to a $400. I gave them a call to inquire and was informed that this is for ‘participating hospitals’ only. I yet need to find out if NYC Langone Hospital is ‘participating’. If so, and if I follow up I may be able to receive a diaper bag full of ‘stuff’ valued at $350-$400. Nothing to sneeze at.

That’s all I have been able to gather so far as far as freebies.

I also started stocking up on diapers, but only when I am able to get them at a very low price (9 cent or less per diaper is my stock up price). Here is my current rundown (all are jumbo packs):

  • 2 packs of newborn size
  • 15 packs of size 1
  • 4 packs of size 2

Do you know of any legit sources of free / cheap baby items? Let’s share!

 

One comment

  1. Bethany says:

    The other day I bought a shirt at Motherhood Maternity (clothing store) and they gave me a “welcome bag” with a free bottle, wipes and coupons. There were coupons for baby stuff, but some coupons for Shutterfly as well. Also, I got a box in the mail from Similac that I haven’t opened yet (I’m guessing it has formula samples). I don’t remember signing up for it, but I wonder if the hospital gave them my info. Anyhow, more free stuff for us!

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